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Colorado House passes bill to expand Indian tuition program

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The Colorado House passed HB1124, a bill that offers in-state tuition for members of federally recognized tribes with ties to the state.

Members of the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe already qualify for in-state tuition at public universities. The bill expands the program to include members of 48 tribes with historical connections to Colorado.

The program is expected to cost the state $5.3 million a year, The Durango Herald reported. The measure awaits passage in the Senate.

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Native Americans may soon be eligible for in-state tuition (The Durango Herald 4/16)

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